Gartner Research

The Evolution of Grid Computing

Published: 22 September 2009

ID: G00171306

Analyst(s): Carl Claunch

Summary

Gartner updates its projection for the evolution of grid computing, originally outlined in "Market Evolution Will Widen the Uses of Grids" in March 2003. Greatly expanded, this research highlights the state, limitations and prospects for grid in the years ahead.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Grid Definition
  • Grid Uses in "Big Science"
  • Grid Uses in the Private Sector
  • Application Suitability for Grid and Market Availability
  • Some Mainly Unrelated Uses of the Term "Grid"
  • Grid and the Gartner Hype Cycle

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